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Address: 1 Lansing Park Rd. Slip 40, Ithaca, NY 14882
Phone Number: +1 607-280-3538
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School's Out Charters offers small group and exclusive boat tours on Cayuga...

School's Out Charters offers small group and exclusive boat tours on Cayuga Lake. We specialize in Winery Tours! This is the ultimate way to enjoy the wineries. No crowded cattle buses, no traffic, just a leisurely cruise on the lake combined with tastings at some of the best wineries in the Finger Lakes. Book us for an intimate customized sunset cruise or a party. Our boats accommodate from 2-12 people. We offer group discounts. School's Out Charters - the anti-limo.Established in 2009, the owners of School's Out Charters took the burgeoning winery tourism market on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and combined it with boat cruises to produce the ultimate vehicle to conduct wine tours. Our love for the lake and it's surrounding areas allow us the opportunity to share this passion for the natural beauty of the finger lakes with all of our customers.

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Cayuga Lake Wine-Tasting Cruise
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This is more than just a fun way to get to the various wineries. Captain Rick was knowledgable about wine, the vineyards, the tasting experiences as well as the lake. He was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tara M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is more than just a fun way to get to the various wineries. Captain Rick was knowledgable about wine, the vineyards, the tasting experiences as well as the lake. He was the best host! He went out of his way to make sure we had a great time and were safe. In my opinion touring wineries via boat is... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this company highly! We booked a private wine charter for six people, a bachelorette party. All information provided while booking the excursion was clear and helpful. Rick was happy to answer all my questions, and offered tips and recommendations about the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Captain Scott. He was friendly, good-humored, and made sure we... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend! Captain Rick was a great host, wineries visited were very different from each other with great tastings, lunch stop was excellent ; all in all a relaxing way to enjoy a day on the lake and some fun winde tastings. ;

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Highly recommended this experience. Captain Rick was very friendly and knowledgeable about wine and the Finger Lakes region. The wineries that we visited were also very accommodating to help make it a wonderful experience. If you are thinking of visiting the Finger Lakes for the wine, make sure to book with School's Out Charters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Capt. Mike guided our journey on the water and enhanced our knowledge about the Finger Lakes/ Cayuga/wineries areas with ease. Fabulous, fun trip!!Many thanks!

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Bainbridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I would highly recommend the School's out experience. The captain was informative, helpful and lots of fun. We visited three wineries that each went out of their way to make us feel special and offer a unique experience.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband and our friends decided to visit the Finger Lakes region on our way to Niagara Falls. We have been wine tasting via limousine various times but this seemed like something new and different. It was a super experience! Rick was a great host and very informative. The wineries we visited were great! There was enough room on the... More 

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Thank Gonny E
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Everything was great! Our captain was friendly, informative, beyond accommodating and really put in the extra effort to make the trip special. The wineries chosen by School's Out were wonderful. At each stop, we were greeted by the owner and made to feel like VIP's. The cost is worth it, as it is a unique experience v. the typical wine... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went out for the day on the wine cruise and it was great! The boat was so comfortable and really felt like I was on vacation!!! The wineries were great as well, and everything just went so smoothly. The boat captains are so knowledgeable of the area and the wines! They were so easy to talk to and we... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were in Ithaca celebrating my birthday and wanted to try some of the wineries, but we didn't want to have to drive. We were so happy we found School's Out charters because the way to do wine tasting is definitely from the water! We spent a great 6 hour tour with Captain Mike, who had us laughing the whole... More 

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